Timmins man fined $7,000 for leaving trailer, other belongings on Crown land

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A Timmins resident has been fined after leaving his RV on Crown land, exceeding the 21-day limit and failing to attend some scheduled court dates related to the crime, a press release from the Department of Natural Resources reports. Forestry (MNRF). †

The full text of the release follows:

The Ontario government protects Crown lands by holding individuals accountable when they leave their personal property on public lands.

Timmins’ Ralph Miller was found guilty in absentia for leaving his RV trailer and other personal effects on Crown land at the boat launch from Pharand Lake in Pharand Township just west of Timmins. This was Miller’s second offense and he was fined $7,000.

The court heard that on January 10, 2018, a conservation officer encountered a camper trailer that had been abandoned over the winter at the Pharand Lake boat launch. In May 2018, conservation officers gave Miller a ticket and instructed him to move his RV because it had been in the same location for more than 21 days. Miller didn’t pay for his ticket and move his RV.

A conservation officer later discovered that Miller had left his RV back on Crown land at the same location in the winter of 2019. Miller was subsequently charged and failed to attend several scheduled court dates. The trailer was eventually removed from the site.

Justice of the Peace Jean-Marie Blier heard the case remotely in the Ontario Court of Justice, Timmins, on March 24, 2022.

Conservation officials remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and property limits, we all keep our natural resources healthy. To report a natural resource problem or provide information about an unresolved case, citizens can call the Department’s TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS. For more information on unresolved cases, please click here.

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